11 Learning Activities Perfect for Preschoolers

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For those with preschoolers in the home, we have some great activities for you today.  We love being able to learn and play at the same time and these fun things meet that criteria.  Inspired by Tips from A Typical Mom, we’re sharing a handful of learning activities for your little ones.  11 Learning Activities […]

Kinetic Sight Word Activity… With a Beach Ball

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Have I told you about our Fridays? We are homeschooling our oldest two kiddos and Fridays are our fun learning day! We count with legos, we have “PE at the park”, and we play sight word ball. Even our two and one year old kiddos join in the fun! Fun Sight Word Activity This is […]

Preschool Math: Learning With Dominoes

Preschool Math - Learning with Dominos

Preschool math activities are exploring the world paying attention to numbers. Kids Activities Blog is completely head-over-heels when these things can be done with stuff you already have at home. We just feel like life is too short to have to make another trip to the store. Digging around in a forgotten cupboard drawer, I […]

How to Brush Your Teeth with a Giant Mouth Model!

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It is important to learn how to brush your teeth from childhood through adulthood.  It can be hard for children to really understand the proper way to floss and brush so we made a model mouth to practice with. Kids Activities Blog hopes your child has fun with this project while also learning how to brush […]

7 {Non-Icky} Ways To Learn About Bugs

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Bugs tend to gross our kids out.  With the exception of a few fearless and interested children, our kids don’t really want much to do with them.  Thankfully, there are ways we can teach our kids about bugs without ever having to touch one.  Hooray! Here are some non-icky ways to teach our little ones […]

How To Make A Compass

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My son loves making cool gadgets.  For his latest creation, he learned how to make his own compass. The supplies are simple: plastic lid or shallow bowl needle or straight pin a bar magnet a slice of cork/styrofoam or the top of a plastic milk jug some water Step 1 I helped by using a […]

Teaching Number Concepts {Fun Bowling Game}

Teaching Number Concepts, Bowling Game

Becky Spence is a homeschooling mama to four little blessings. She is passionate about teaching, specifically literacy. She is the author of This Reading Mama, where she shares reading and writing activities as well as free literacy curricula and printables.

10 Creative Ideas for Learning at Home

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Learning is a very important part of growing up.  Many children go to school each day to learn while others stay at home and home school.  Here is a great list to get you started learning at home. Our Best Blog feature, The Usual Meyhem, has offered us a whole slew of creative ideas for […]

Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics

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One of our kids learned to read fairly easily, and our other child has struggled.  I was so thankful to find these activities linked up in our weekly It’s Playtime, our Kids Meme that runs every Wednesday afternoon.  They have been a huge help with making Phonics fun for kids! How to Read: Word family […]

Activities For Babies ~ Add Yours

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It’s link up time again! We want YOU to link up your favorite Activities for Babies.  As always, only family-friendly posts accepted. Link Up Your Favorite Activities for Babies! By linking up you give permission to anyone to grab a picture and feature you on a site they write for, Facebook, or Pinterest. If we […]

10 Reading Games for Kids to Make Learning Fun!

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Reading games can help your child read!  Beginning words for kids like sight words can be made much easier to learn {and fun} when reading games are part of the day. Kids Activities Blog loves making learning fun.  Here are a collection of reading games that will have your early reader giggling.  If you are […]

Learning to Be Kind {Kindness for Kids}

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Learning to be kind is an essential life skill for kids.  Not only can kindness for kids help them behave better, but it allows them to cope with more knowledge when they are not shown kindness by others. Kids Activities Blog loves this fill a bucket concept which is the perfect kindness activities for kids. […]

Literacy Activity: Learning Pronouns

Great literacy activity for preschool kids for learning pronouns!

A literacy activity can solidify a child’s understanding of a concept while they are having fun.  Learning pronouns is a perfect example of a time to bring in a fun activity like this.  Kids Activities Blog believes in making learning fun, for the child and the parent! Literacy Activity With four males and only two […]

Travel Around the World {3 Times In One Day}

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We aren’t traveling this season, but wish we were!  Here is an activity we created so that we could travel around the world – from the comfort of home. Recently we took a few trips around the world, three to be exact, all in one afternoon. It was pretty awesome. Travel Around the World ANIMALS: […]

Fine Motor Skills Develop with this {Easy} Montessori Method Activity

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Young children are still developing fine motor skills which are so important in learning to write.  This Montessori Method activity helps them build those skills while having fun at the same time.  Kids Activities Blog loves finding simple kids activities {like this Montessori Method based one} that can be done at home with things that […]

Best Apps for Kids

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We collect lots of things, acorns, artworks, stones from various places we have visited AND lots of great apps for kids.  These are just a few of the apps in our collection.  Kim, another Quirky Momma blogger has a collection of Free Educational Apps (that are amazing!!) and we have another collection of silly apps […]

Alphabet Activity Using Noodles for ABC Formation

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An alphabet activity that is hands-on allowing young children to move and wiggle aids in early learning…and is a lot of fun.  Throwing away the pencil and using bendable household items for abc formation is a great alphabet activity for little ones! Alphabet Activity Noodle and pipe cleaner letters are so easy to put together […]

Paper Activity: Shape Monsters

Shape Monsters

My son, like many kids I know, loves monsters. He likes to pretend monsters are coming over for parties. He likes to paint monsters. He was thrilled when I made him these 3D paper monsters from an origami paper cup. He had me drawing silly faces the other day. (He likes telling me what to […]

Monster Trucks: Math and Art

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Monster trucks are all the rage at our house and have been for quite a while.  Recently, my son Bear {4 yrs} and I created a fun new game called Monster Truck Bowling.  It was a huge hit!  So I expanded on this success with math and messy art activities. Prior to beginning the main […]

Science for Kids: Make a Balance

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Figuring out how to balance objects is something that fascinates children. Whether it is trying to balancing the same type of objects on either side of a balance or trying to find two objects that have the same weight or a number of objects that will equal a heavier object. It is just plain fun. […]

Cool Math Game: With a Fly Swatter

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We love cool math games, especially for our kids who don’t like “school” – you know the sit and learn from a book “organized” school? We homeschool so I am constantly looking for ways to bring the learning to life – especially for my son. Flyswatter math is a huge hit! I think it has […]

Back to School Activities

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It is hard to believe that we are talking about Back to School already!  The summer always seems to fly by, filled with fun activities, play dates, and staying up late. So to commemorate one last week of summer fun, we try to make the most of it with a “Back to School Week of […]

How Do Muscles Work?

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Nicholas has been learning about the muscles in his body.  He’s learned about the tree types of muscles – smooth, skeletal, and cardiac.  He is working on learning the names and locations of some of the major skeletal muscles in his body. How Do Muscles Work? We have read about how a muscle works through […]

Early Learning: Mystery Box

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Early Learning for Toddlers and Preschoolers Toddlers and Preschoolers have so much to learn about the world around them.  Seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, and smelling – their five senses are in overdrive all the time as they take it all in. One fun way to get a little child to focus on their sense of […]

Early Learning: How To Tie A Shoe

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  A Fun Way to Learn How To Tie A Shoe Is your child at that stage where they are learning to lace but still haven’t mastered tying?  Lacing and tying are excellent activities for children to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  This early learning shoe activity will help encourage them in these […]

Chalk Drawings – Creating a Face

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Your driveway can become the perfect canvas for creating a portrait.  All you need is some chalk and a few treasures from around your yard. Chalk Drawings A simple chalk drawn oval in the color of your child’s choice is all that is needed to start the portrait making process. After drawing an oval for […]

Learning How to Measure

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Learning how to measure is an important science skill. Measuring is used in science data collection. Measuring is also a necessary life skill. Think about how often you measure something. You employ measuring cups in the kitchen for recipes. You use tape measures and rulers to build something or when decorating a room. Measuring may […]

Counting: Handful of Buttons

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Counting a Handful of Buttons This simple counting activity helps emergent counters work towards: Correctly counting collections of up to ten objects Consistently matching one number word to one item in the collection. How to play: Pick up a handful of buttons Guess how many buttons have been picked up Placing the buttons in a […]

Your Toddler: Reading Skills

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The word “read” is define by the Encarta World English Dictionary as the ability to interpret: written material, printed signs, body language, and by understanding intuitively.  Despite the normal lack of ability to read the printed word, there are a variety of early reading skills that toddlers can develop.  A Toddler Can Read… Tone of […]

Math Game for Kids: Adding Archways

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A few archways cut in to an old shoe box can be a fun way to practice adding. The numbers one, two and three have been written on the top of these archways for my four year old to work on counting. Small sticky notes could be placed for each archway with various numbers to […]